Maple Leafs are Favourite to Land Elite Goaltender

Julien Trekker
May 24, 2023  (10:00)

Maple Leafs are Favourite to Land Elite Goaltender

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a lot on their plate for the summer. With the search for Kyle Dubas' successor, the upcoming draft, and the free agency, many changes are expected in the organization.
Looking for a true number one goalie should also be one of the team's priority,
With Matt Murray always injured, the Leafs will need a real elite goalie between the posts, especially that it may be the last season with the Core Four
Ilya Samsonov has proved himself a dependable backup, and Joseph Woll has the makings of a future number one, but the Leafs need an immediate solution.
A reporter from The Athletic linked an all-star goalie to the Leafs.

Hellebuyck Could Join the Leafs

With just one season left on his contract with the Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck could use a fresh start after enduring frustrating seasons for the last few years.
"Considering the pressure on this team, under new management that's to be decided, to maximize these next couple of years before those costs rise (or players depart), there may be a desire to have more security in net.

Ilya Samsonov, who is a restricted free agent this summer, was better than expected in Toronto this year. But he doesn't have a huge history to fall back on. Matt Murray, who has another year on his deal, was sidelined with injury a few times and disappointing when healthy."
The 2020 Vezina Trophy winner has made his mark in Winnipeg, but imagine the havoc he could wreak alongside offensive stars like Matthews, Nylander, Marner, and Tavares.
Do you think Hellebuyck will join the Leafs?